Amy Paulin’s newly amended “Quiet Kill Bill” contains a very curious section. Do cats not deserve the same protection as dogs? The section of the bill that amends Section 373 of the agricultural and markets law gives some of the guidelines for the treatment of lost, stray and homeless animals (which of course, do not apply whatsoever to owner surrenders, which the shelter may treat any way they want). One of the provisions specifies that shelters shall:
PROPERLY SHELTER, FEED, AND PROVIDE WATER TO THE ANIMAL DURING THE TIME THE DOG IS IN THE POSSESSION, CARE OR CONTROL OF SUCH OFFICER, SOCIETY, POUND OR SHELTER
Dogs only? Does Ms. Paulin really hate cats, or was this legislation really that hastily and poorly drafted and proofed? Is this the kind of thought she put into this bill?